Wedding Ceremony Recessional Songs

The Recessional at a Wedding is the big moment at the end of the ceremony, usually right after the couple is introduced for the first time as husband and wife and is typically accompanied with a song.  While the traditional wedding recessional song is “The Wedding March” by Felix Mendelssohn, it’s used only some of the time.  Here is a broader list of Recessional Songs.

Top Choice Wedding Recessional Songs

These are my “go to” songs when nothing else gives.  They’re good songs, not too cliche and pleasing on the ear for the masses.

  • “Signed, Sealed & Delivered (I’m Yours)” by Stevie Wonder
  • “I Do” by Colbie Caillat
  • “All You Need is Love” by The Beatles
  • “Happy Together” by The Turles
  • “Ain’t That A Kick In The Head” by Dean Martin
  • “The Adventurer” by Angels & Airwaves (great buildup)

Modern & A/C Wedding Recessional Songs

  • “You Are The Best Thing” by Ray LaMontagne
  • “Ho Hey” by The Lumineers
  • “Kiss Me” by Sixpence None The Richer
  • “Sweet Disposition” by The Temper Trap (great buildup)
  • “Love You Madly” by Cake
  • “Home” by Edward Sharp & The Magnetic Zeros
  • “Tenderness” by General Public
  • “City of Blinding Lights” by U2  (Great Buildup)
  • “Beautiful Day” by U2 (After ~50 sec)
  • “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” by The Beach Boys

Oldies Recessional Songs

  • “(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher & Higher” by Jackie Wilson
  • “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” by Marvin Gaye

Quirky & Fun Wedding Recessional Songs

  • “All I Want is You” – Barry Louis Polisar
  • “I Do” by The Marvelows
  • “Joy” by Apollo 100

Classical Wedding Recessional Songs

  •  “The Wedding March” by Felix Mendelssohn